Aliyah Carter earned her Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics from Norfolk State University(NSU). While attending NSU she was a Deans scholar, Massie Grant Scholar and a National Nuclear Security Administration scholar.   Aliyah is currently in her last semester of her Masters of Science in Computer Science program at Norfolk State University. Aliyah has dedicated a multitude of time to the scientific community by serving as the President for the NSU chapter of Association for Computing Machinery  (ACM),  Telecommunications Chair for the NSU chapter of National Society of Blacks in Engineering (NSBE), and Coding Challenge Coordinator for National Society of Blacks in Computing (NSBC). Aliyah will be a first year PhD student in Human Centered Computing at the University of Florida in Fall 2020.

Aliyah gained a majority of her research experience by participating in summer internships at Sandia National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and the Air Force Research Laboratory. She has worked on projects in diverse areas of computational sciences  including embedded systems, cyber security, IoT security, software development, and computer science education. Aliyah’s research interest are human centered- computing, sociocomputing, ethnocomputing, culturally relevant computing, computer science education/cyber learning, user experience, and positive computing.